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  1. Restraints for acute patients...

    JoJo I work in acute care, so I do not have much experience in Mental Health. I am currently heading up our institutions restraint task force. The Joint Commission and HCFA which are both regulatory agencies that certify a facility for Medicare rei...
  2. A day off

    I must agree with Belinda's post. Just because I am a manager does not that I do not deliver actual patient care. What staff needs to realize that managers have other responiblities. And managers also deserve a life. I must ask Daisy, what are yo...
  3. A day off

    I agree that we must take care of ourselves and avoid burn out. But I also see it from the other side. I am a clinical manager and it is very frustrating when you have the schedule covered and three people call in sick and there you are stuck. No ...
  4. I completely agree with the statements made by Carol Hann. Nurse must learn to support and nurture each other
  5. We need to start by treating each other with respect. We need to start nurturing the new nurses. We need to start by supporting and defending each other. We need to stop complaining about each other behind each other backs. We need to concentrate...
  6. I feel that I am fortunate, in that I making a decent salary and that I am able to comfortably support myself. It is unrealistic to think that you will become indeoendently wealthy in nursing. But nurses are overworked at times for all the re...
  7. Student nurse needs positive feedback

    To all the students and new grads, PLEASE do not let the negative comments heard by burnt out nurses scare you away. Nursing is going thry alot of exciting changes and we can make it better. Yes nursing is difficult and demanding but it is also rew...
  8. Attitudes

    I think that for the most part the staff that I work with, do respect and not judge their patients. That is not say that they may not agree or have an opinion about a situation or lifestyle. When they do "ventilate" or discuss their feelings it is ...
  9. Are there days in which my job is too much, yes. But I have made a commitment and I feel that in my current position is where I need to fulfill it. Part of nursing is advocacy to bring about change.
  10. Nursing is pathetic...

    NurseDude and those who share your opinion. First let me say that I acknowledge that I now how demanding and undervalued nursing can be. I have been a nurse for almost 15 years on a busy med/surg unit. But your attitude is part of the problem and...
  11. Regents College/College Network

    I am currently enrolled in the Reagent Program. I work second shift and am required to have a flexible schedule because of being a clinical manager, so I appreciate the flexibility of the program. Good Luck on your endeavors.
  12. Teach Doctors About Nursing

    I think that if doctors had a good understanding of exactly what nurses do they would have more respect for what we contribute to our patient's care. If they spent a day with us I think they would be more tolerant if they could see the challenges we...
  13. Inexperienced RNs... too much.. too soon

    As a profession we are very hard on the youth of our profession. I truely feel very sympathetic to any nurse that comes into our facility, especially new grads or nurses with little experience. How can we expect a new nurse to function in an assign...
  14. I have been emailing my legislatures, the president, the vice president and ANA. I will be emailing Sylvia Johnson from ABC news. I think it is very important that the public is made aware of the situations that are occuring in the hospitals...
  15. I too like just about everyone else in the nursing profession is frustrated and very afraid what the future of healthcare if we do not do something. In the last several weeks I have experienced probably the darkest period of my career because of und...